The links below will direct you to the pages where you can find information on current policing issues, such as use of force and accountability; resources and services that are available online and in-person; the latest news and daily crime bulletins; how you can get involved in the police department; and more.

About Us | Animal Control | Cold Cases | Community Outreach | Crime Statistics | Get Involved | In-person Services | Newsroom | Online Resources | Police Careers | Policies | Policing in 2024 | Traffic Safety | Victim & Witness Services | Youth Programs

Howard County Police Department Headquarters

Contact Us

General Information

For general information, call 410-313-3200 or email hcpd@howardcountymd.gov

For general Community Outreach questions, call 410-313-2207 or email HCPDOutreach@howardcountymd.gov.

For the records section, email therecordssection@howardcountymd.gov


Always call 911 in an emergency; non-emergency police-fire-EMS dispatch, call 410-313-2200.

Animal Control

For animal concerns during business hours, please call 410-313-2780. 

After hours: 410-313-2929

Emails can be sent to animalcontrol@howardcountymd.gov

Submit a Tip

Anonymous Tips: 410-313-STOP or hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov

Drug Activity Tips: 410-290-DRUG or  hcpdcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov

Gang Activity Tips: gangtips@howardcountymd.gov

Internal Affairs

To contact Internal Affairs, call 410-313-5800 or email PoliceIAD@howardcountymd.gov


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Command Staff

Specht, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Specht
Deputy Chief, Field Operations Command
Janowich, Jayson
Jayson Janowich
Deputy Chief, Special Operations Command
Major Justin Baker in front of flag`
Justin Baker
Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigations Command
Major Terrence Benn
Terrence Benn
Deputy Chief, Administration Command
Major Thomas Ehart standing in front of flag
Tom Ehart
Deputy Chief
Major Cory Zirk, in uniform, standing in front of an American flag with grey background.
Cory Zirk
Deputy Chief

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